President Biden hoped his personal style of politicking could help him build global consensus on fighting climate change. But as he has learned in Washington, charm offensives have their limits.
White House officials, anticipating the approval of coronavirus shots for 5- to 11-year-olds within weeks, will rely on doctors, clinics and pharmacies instead of mass inoculation sites.
“It’s one thing to believe something as a matter of policy,” Mr. Buttigieg said about taking paid time off. “It’s another to live it and see how much of a difference it could make.”
Shortly after the C.E.O.s met with President Biden, Senator Mitch McConnell said he would allow Democrats to raise the debt ceiling enough to push a potential default to December.
Senate Democrats discussed carving out an exception to the 60-vote requirement as they explore ways to overcome Republican opposition.
Mr. Biden warned Republicans “not to use procedural tricks to block us from doing the job.”
The former press secretary is reflective in her tell-all: “I should have spoken up more.”
As the president tries to prove that bipartisanship is still possible, the first lady is not standing on the sidelines.
White House officials said that, in a speech scheduled for 5 p.m., Mr. Biden would detail initiatives mean to pressure private businesses, federal agencies and schools.